Habari za jioni marafiki wangu wote! Good evening all my friends! This is a brief update on a couple of hot topics.
Our language training is going very well! We feel like we are absorbing so much. It feels almost miraculous. God has made us with minds and tongues that are absorbing Swahili apparently, so we are loving it. We want to ensure that the learning process continues when we return to the city, so please pray for structure, opportunity, and courage to continue progressing.
The biggest thing on our mind right now is housing. We really, really want to settle on a place by mid-April. We recently learned of one unfortunate development: the “realtors” (term used very loosely) want to charge us a full months’ rent as a finders fee. Also, the way they do rent here is you pay for 6 months up front. We have to agree to pay the finders fee in order to see any houses. Please pray that something adequate and workable opens up for us; a house that is going to be a blessing to us and a place where we can bless others. Please pray with us for this house. The Lord knows our needs and our hearts. Also pray for the Lord to provide the extra funds in order to pay these fees and other things that I’m sure are going to come up. We are close to 100% support, but are not there yet so this news is another opportunity where we are learning to place our trust in God and watch Him work. If the Lord puts in on your heart to give, click here.
Thanks to all of you for your part on this team to reach Tanzania. It is quite an honor to co-labor with you.